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Oct 31, 2012 6:30pm EDT
city neighborhood burned to the ground. downed trees leave millions without power. floodwaters drive thousands from their homes. >> this is a community. this is our people, our friends. >> i got nothing left. >> pelley: also tonight, we're in the air with the army corps of engineers as they try to figure out how to get the water and the debris out of the disaster area. the president sees the destruction for himself. >> we are here for you. >> pelley: our team of cbs news correspondents will bring you comprehensive coverage of the aftermath of sandy. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. reporting tonight from breezy point, new york. >> pelley: good evening. we've come here because no community has seen more destruction from hurricane sandy than this. this entire neighborhood, the new york city city observe borof queens, 111 homes destroyed by fire the night the storm hit. we'll have more on this in just a moment, but first, let us give you the big picture in the aftermath of sandy. nearly six million homes and businesses in 13 states are still
CBS
Oct 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
happened to this city certainly since 9/11. >> millions in the northeast struggle in the wake of hurricane sandy. >> at least 55 deaths are reported. >> in sandy's wake, 6.5 million people are still without electricity. >> very difficult day. >> new jersey hit the hardest. >> site of devastation that makes it took like there was a bombing there. >> rescue teams triangle to go house to house helping those who couldn't leave on their own. >> trapped in their house for 24 hours. >> a lot of them were tired. >> take days before subway lines are running normal in new york city. >> most popular guy in the city today. >> guess so. >> wall street will be up and running today. >> breezy point was devastated by fires. the area was completely leveled. >> we're what devastated from this. shocked. shocked that this happened to us. >> governor romney is cautiously venturing back on the kmain trail. president obama tied up with the storm. >> two major airports serving the new york area reopened this morning while laguardia remains a mess. >> wild reset halloween by executive order. >> governor
CBS
Oct 30, 2012 1:35am EDT
billion. >> and it has flooded several new york city subway tunnels, and much of the manhattan skyline is dark. >> just very odd to see. here in d.c., can you expect strong winds and heavy rain throughout the night. the federal government and many local governments and school systems will bound b closed tomorrow. for the latest, go to our website, wusa9.com. >> with this storm system, it delivered something quite quiet different just a couple of hours west of d.c. we're talking snow and lots of it. counties in maryland, virginia, and west virginia all bracing for feet of the white stuff. >> reporter: the national weather service issued blizzard warnings for much of the appalachian mountains. west virginia's governor declared a state of emergency as the snow began to fall. >> we're getting ready for the winter storm, you know. >> reporter: the snowshoe mountain resort was one of the first to see the snow. 4 inches now could grow to 2 feet by tomorrow. some roads are treacherous already. >> our friend's car doesn't have the great est tires. they've been spinning around on the roa
CBS
Oct 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
not far from atlantic city in the last hour. here's what else we can tell you tonight. the federal government will be closed again tomorrow, as will most school systems in our area including d.c., alexandria and fairfax. prince george's, charles, frederick and montgomery county schools. you can see the full list at www.wusa9.com. >> also all flights at local airports are canceled until further notice and vre, marc rail and amtrak have canceled service for tomorrow. metro will not have service in the rning. >> in maryland the speed limit on all interstates is being lowered to 45 miles an hour as a precaution. maryland state police urge everyone to just stay off the roads if at all possible. >> now we're also hearing about evacuation orders for parts of the huntington area of fairfax county. this impacts people living along fenwick drive and arlington terrace. you may remember the huntington neighborhood has been prone to flooding before. we've got a crew heading that way. we'll bring you a live report as soon as possible. >>> let's get the latest where the storm is right now from to
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 4:00am EDT
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Oct 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
rain. scenario two, making landfall around new york city or a bit north, winds 15 to 25 miles per hour for us, probably no flooding, just rain and showers. scenario two, getting closer to us in between atlantic city and new york, winds 20 to 40 miles per hour and probably an inch or so of rain. heavy bands of rain will stay north of us. any time the system makes landfall the highested with uns are always just to the north -- highest winds are always just to the northeast where it crosses land. scenario four not so good. it comes into the delmarva into southeast p.a. and northeast maryland. now we have winds 40 to 70 miles an hour and rainfall up to 8 inches. that will building the worst case scenario. there are still plenty of models that have it doing something between scenario four and three. we'll keep you posted. it's only friday and it is kind of an evolving system. the reason why hurricanes are so hard to track is there's very little in terms of the steering currents. in the fall and summer it's not so strong. we have to watch it and see if it makes this extreme left turn as
CBS
Oct 23, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: it all started with this. >> hip. >> reporter: an article saying, quote, the city is not hip and it never will be. ever since on the streets and in some tweets, the hipness debate has raged on. first, when you think of hip as hipsters. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: some who organize onesie bar crawls. brooklyn new york wins on that front. >> hip. >> reporter: so to compare -- >> so to compare it to other cities is not what i think we should be doing. >> reporter: she is promoting her hometown hipness in the hippest way on twitter. >> so to compare it to other cities is not what i think we should be doing. >> reporter: to be fair, we reached out to the author. she wasn't available, but in the article she points to one detracting factor, lots of young people here that would be hip work for the government or, quote, the man. >> nonprofit people, everyone's talking about politics, you know. >> that's not hip? >> not hip at all. >> i think it really needs to support the arts more. >> reporter: she moved here, picked columbia heights to live in. he was leaning as d.c. as hip until
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 4:00am EDT
went to the citi private pass page and decided to be...not boring. that's how i met marilyn... giada... really good. yes! [ jack ] ...and alicia. ♪ this girl is on fire [ male announcer ] use any citi card to get the benefits of private pass. more concerts, more events, more experiences. [ jack ] hey, who's boring now? [ male announcer ] get more access with the citi card. [ crowd cheering, mouse clicks ] . >>> here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. new york mostly sunny 62 degrees. partly sunny in miami 87. partly sunny in chicago, 65 degrees. 84 in dallas and a few thunderstorms in los angeles, 69 degrees. let's check your national forecast. northeast and mid-atlantic states will be mainly dry and cool. temperatures will stay below average across the northern plains. most of the south will be sunny, warm and dry, showers and thunderstorms are possible in the southwest. >>> in sports this morning, baseball post-season drama goes deep. the a's trying to avoid elimination. oakland trailing by two in the bottom of the ninth. then a double in the tying run. co
CBS
Oct 24, 2012 4:00am EDT
wednesday. facebook gets a lift and the best cities to find a job. >> reporter: good morning. weak earnings reports from blue chips like dupont, u.p.s. and xerox sent shivers. dow fell 243 points. the nasdaq also fell sharply finishing below 3,000 for the first time since august. one stock that did perform well was finance, shares of the social media was lift 13% once its released its third quarter earnings. it made 14% of its revenues from mobile advertising. investors have been worried that facebook was not capitalizing on its growing mobile user base. most asian stocks stemmed losses. nikkei loss half of a percent tapping a seven day winning streak while the hang seng added a quarter offer with sent. the united states is largest producer of oil. it's due to new oil drilling techniques. the u.s. passed russian production this year and now is the second largest producer behind saudi arabia. the u.s. will need to import lots of oil to meet its high demand. cost of higher education is going up but not as much as in the past. according to a new report, tuition at public universities
CBS
Oct 31, 2012 7:00pm EDT
towns, and new jersey is nothing but a bunch of small towns along with newark and atlantic city, a lot of damage here. look behind me at ocean view. some of those people with no power. the lights you see are our lights. when we leave they are in darkness again. and no power means no heat, no cell phone service. just about nothing out here. we've seen some light come back on but nothing over here in the ocean view area. also a lot of flooding over here. we saw people putting out furniture and wet clothing, items that have been destroyed. we saw people pumping water out of their basements here in ocean view. they have come out and talked to us. one of the major concerns is because there is no power, but in the business districts as well, there is no gas. they can't pump gas here. so you see long lines. we showed it to you last night. they are concerned this can't go along and be allowed to last for many longer because people lose their minds when there is no gasoline for four or five days. they are asking the federal government to get some portable generators out here. >> thank you for g
CBS
Oct 24, 2012 6:00pm EDT
something like that who is really trying to go to city hall and get a marriage license is worthy of death, i think it's very inappropriate. >> reporter: inflamed passions included this prince george's county police captain irene hukkins who hopes to marry her partner in maryland. she sent an e-mail blast saying this type of defensive behavior will not fly in maryland. >> those who practice such things are deserving of death. >> reporter: meanwhile pastor robert anderson has not responded to requests for interviews to explain hi worthy of death comments about back live now late today derek mccoy issued a written statement saying, "any attempt to imply that dr. anderson's reading of scripture was a call to harm gays and lesbians is false and serves as a distraction from the real issues of this campaign." anderson says his group is committed to dignity and respect of all people, but he says marriage should be reserved for one man and one woman and again the video does remain posted on the host church's website. we've got it up on www.wusa9.com as well. reporting live in hanover, maryland, scott
CBS
Oct 14, 2012 7:00pm EDT
battle raging in syria's largest city are rare... >> get down, everybody. >> ward: ...so we went to see for ourselves. large parts of this 7,000-year- old city have been reduced to rubble as it became the front line of the revolution. the battle for syria has ground to a stalemate, and radical islamist fighters are starting to take the lead. we met ayrian jihadi, exactly the kind of leader the west worries about. you'd like to create an islamic state in syria. >> ( translated ): and what's wrong with that? >> all rise. >> pelley: around houston, 400 veterans are locked up every month. >> i know where to send you-- prison. >> pelley: not long off the battlefield, they're first-time felony offenders, men like kevin thomas. >> i started drinking heavily and certain symptoms of ptsd kicked in. >> pelley: one judge realizedÑi that vets suffering from post- traumatic stress syndrome didn't need prison; they needed another chance. >> good job, soldier. good job. ( applause ) >> bond. james bond. >> cooper: he's the world's most famous spy. and for 50 years, from sean connery to daniel cra
CBS
Oct 26, 2012 5:00am EDT
companies from north carolina all the way up to new york city are closely following hurricane sandy's track. here at pepco in our region, they have already started to activate your emergency plans. yesterday they put 400 contractors on stand "best" by throughout the weekend. they've also called out to other states to have reinforcements ready in case this thing does hit us. a lot of people in the d.c. area as you might guess, they don't put a ton of faith in the power companies. they'll be able to keep the lights on so they went ahead and took matters into their own hands. check out what it was like yesterday at the lowe's in laurel. people were lined up to put down anywhere from $800 to $1200 bucks for generators, a clear sign of concern that folks are growing increasingly nervous about hurricane sandy. >> this impending storm has got me pretty nervous. you know, i decided to invest in a generator. been out of power a few different times. i've lost food, had to empty out my refrigerator. just not going to do that this time around. >> reporter: the other big seller is flashlig
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 4:00am EDT
. >> reporter: parts of the syrian city of lipo laid in rubles. syrian state tv said three suicide bombers detonated cars packed with explosives killing 34 people. three blasts went off within minutes of each other near military officer's club pap fourth struck near the chamber of commerce. the city has become one of the biggest battlegrounds in the 18 month fight between rebels and government forces. syria's parliament condemned the bombings referring to the rebels as terrorists trying to out of president bashir al assad. lipo has seen intense fighting but been rarely the target of suicide attacks. the kploegs triggered panic among some residents who just want the conflict to end. >> it's been three weeks since the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya was attacked. four americans were killed. there are questions and criticism of the u.s. response to the attack. congress is opening its own investigation. at the state department margaret brennan reports secretary clinton promises a full accounting. >> reporter: were there requests for increase in security in been gazay and did your office reje
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 4:30am EDT
andrews, fort washington and then down 95, manassas, dale city. we're looking at a few showers there. light stuff. northern montgomery county looks like they've cleared out so at least as far as the rain there may be some patchy drizzle there. there are the heavier showers in accokeek and waldorf and west of upper marl marlboro w. he still have some northwest of stafford toward bealeton, catlett, manassas and dale city. a little damp this morning. look at the temps down in the low 40s in luray and cumberland. oakland. a chilly morning at 34. it's 20 degrees warmer at the patuxent river naval air station and easton at 49. our michael & son weather camera, this is wisconsin avenue in northeast d.c. it is gleaming with wetness. 48. a windchill making it feel like 43 this morning thanks to a north wind at national at 12 miles an hour. so some showers on the east coast but our next weather maker, the next front that's going to come toward us tomorrow is across the upper midwest. the storm system spinning north of minnesota. showers from the great lakes back through iowa and south dakota t
CBS
Oct 26, 2012 4:00am EDT
york city police officer is arrested and charged with plotting to kidnap, kill and eat potential victims. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, october 26, 2012. >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning hurricane sandy is moving over the bahamas but the entire eastern seaboard of the united states has been put on alert. this mega storm combined with a second weather system coming from the west is expected to impact the entire east coast early next week with dangerous and destructive weather. sandy is blamed for 21 deaths in the caribbean, most of them in cuba and haiti. the storm has weakened somewhat. sandy is expected to grow in size as it moves north. tropical storm conditions are expected along the east coast of florida throughout the day. danielle nottingham has more. >> reporter: florida is feeling the effects of hurricane sandy. strong winds are whipping the surf into foam. the waves and heavy rain are flooding the streets near miami. the storm is still hundreds of miles away. sandy raged over the bahamas thursday after tea
CBS
Oct 7, 2012 1:35am EDT
district court judge in new york city. he was dressed in a blue prison shirt revealing his amputated arms, which are usually covered by prosthetic hooks for hands. the terror suspect is charged with attempting to set up a terrorist training camp in oregon. >> the camp would have trained al-qaeda sympathizers here in the united states and have them trained in explosive training and frankly, soldier training. >> two other defendants entered not guilty pleas. one of them is charged with terrorism conspiracy in connection with a 1998 bombing, killing 224 people, including a dozen americans. >> he received the statement of responsibility for the bombing three days before the bombing actually happened. >> this is the second time a creature brought to this court to answer charges. the blind shake was convicted here in 1995 for plotting to blow up the new york city bridges and tunnels. this case is a culmination of several years of trying to get almazri and the other four suspects extradited from the uk. the infamous shoe bomber and september 11 conspirator were followers. the five terror suspect
CBS
Oct 18, 2012 6:00am EDT
-old man charging that he plotted to blow up the term reserve in new york city. officials say quazi nafis was arrested yesterday morning after a sting operation. he pack adavan with what he thought were ex-- packed a van with what he thought were explosives and tried to detonate it from inside a hotel room. that was fake. he's being held without bail. >>> in campaign 2012, president obama and mitt romney retreated to their respective corners ever the election ring. romney promised supporters in virginia he plans to win the swing state. >> i think it's interesting with two presidential debates gone, the president still hasn't found an agenda for his second term. we have an agenda and our agenda will get this country working again. >> it was part of an effort to chip aware at northern virginia which leans strongly toward barack obama in -- leaned strongly toward barack obama in 2008. >> governor romney continues to run around talking about his five-point plan for the economy. wait, wait, wait. don't boo. vote. >> president obama also listed his achieves in the war on terror in a speec
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
aerial bombardment on the people, on the ground, on the cities. they know they need a no fly zone or need those weapons and because they are not getting them from the west or any support from the international community they are increasingly turning towards extremist groups who are willing to step in and fill the vacuum. >> that's an important point. that's what many people in washingt were concerned about. you have been on the ground, right? you just came back from there. do you think what happened yesterday in the news that this is the first shot in what becomes now a wider conflict? >> absolutely. i mean the region is on tender hooks. in lebanon, turkey, jordan. everybody is watching very closely to see how the revolution within the country is changing face, how it is implementing more extremist tactic, how people are become being more radicalized. at the same time what the syrians would say to me you think we want extremists to come in and hijack our revolution. we don't. we're drowning. we ask you to give us your hand and you won, they will so we'll take it. >> is the syrian gov
CBS
Oct 22, 2012 5:00pm EDT
about the 2009 earthquake in the historic city. the powerful quake tilled 309 people, injured more than 1500, and left 65,000 people homeless. the seven scientists who worked on the nation's great risks commission were sentenced to six years behind bars after the court found them guilty of downplaying the risks of a major quake and not warning residents to evacuate. the city lives on a major fault line that has frequent tremors. seismologists around the world are alarmed at the charges and argue it is impossible to predict when an earthquake will strike. >> here you have a number of scientists who are simply doing their job, being prosecuted for criminal manslaughter. i think that scares all of us who are involved in risk communication. >> reporter: the city is now mostly abandoned and many buildings will have to be demolished. residents who sued the scientists say their ultimate goal was to get better information about future earthquakes. the convicted scientists do not have to go to jail immediately. they have time to appeal. cbs news, rome. >> the convicted scientists held an em
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Oct 22, 2012 12:00pm EDT
branch organic farm. >> yes and also at healthful habits, ocean city at go organic and at ocean city organic. >> i have to tell everybody at home this is delicious. i think i can get my daughter eat it as well. thank you for watching 9news now at noon. we are online anytime at wusa9.com, thanks for watching.
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 6:30pm EDT
point in the race. bombs are turning one of the world's most historic cities into rubble. at least 40 dead today. clarissa ward on who's behind it. most americans take supplements, but do they work? dr. jon lapook has the results of a new investigation. and anthony mason with unforgettable debate moments. >> there you go again. >> who am i? >> you're no jack kennedy. >> pelley: so give a listen. >> i'm all ears. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from denver. >> pelley: good evening, president obama and mitt romney meet here tonight on the stage behind me at the university of denver at the university of denver for their first debate. the stakes are high because 34 days before the election this race is still up for grabs. the latest poll of likely voters by the urinal shows the president with a 3-point lead over governor romney. 49% to 46%. but that's within the margin of error so it's very nearly a tie. the debate tonight is the first chance voters are going to have to size up the candidates side by side. we have a team of ca
CBS
Oct 28, 2012 11:00pm EDT
miles east of hatteras and 470 miles south of new york city. she will turn eventually to the north and then northwest. this is what makes the storm unprecedented that most nor easters continued along the east coast. itthis one is making a left turn. we're looking at hurricane- force winds in delaware as we get into monday. after it rolls through it gets into south central pa. this is now tuesday night, 8:00. we still have 50 miles per hour winds. it's kind of ironic and a little bit different. we talk about hurricanes losing strength when they make landfall, but it will strengthen a little bit as it makes landfall and shortly thereafter before it finally weakens and tracks off into southern quebec eventually. i think this tracks a little too quick. i think it will slow down and sit in south central pa for a couple of days. maybe wednesday and begin to leave on thursday. by tomorrow morning winds will be buffeting everybody east of i-95. good news, hurricane-force winds offshore. then we get into monday afternoon. now we have tropical storm force winds back to winchester all the way
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Oct 26, 2012 6:30pm EDT
city, maryland, mostly dodged hurricane irene, but forecasters say this time they may not be as lucky here with sandy. tourists on the ocean city board walk today seemed unphased by the approaching storm. but it was a darker mood among those who live here. bill purnell boarded up his bike shop. >> i'm pretty worried. one out of 10? i'd say i'm definitely a nine. >> we are concerned about the flooding. >> reporter: rick meehan is ocean city's mayor. what is your biggest worry about this storm? >> well, we have concerns about the intensity of the storm, what the wind levels are going to be when the storm actually gets here and we have concerns of some of the effects of the storm, mostly, i think, the possibility of flooding in some of the low-lying areas of town. >> reporter: off cape cod, coast guard planes directed fishing boats back to port. on shore, 20,000 utility workers have been put on stand by to repair outages along the eastern sea board. last year, hurricane irene caused a loss of power for more than six million households in this region, some were in the dark for weeks
CBS
Oct 17, 2012 4:00am EDT
lawrence reports. >> reporter: round of people filled san francisco's city hall to honor ambassador chris stevens, one of four americans killed last month. friends, family, dignitaries and members of the public came to remember their home town hero. stevens grew up in the bay area and went to college in nearby berkeley. >> he had a lot of friend. >> reporter: the life long bachelor served as a diplomat in the middle east. he worked with rebels who would overthrow moammar gadhafi. george schultz says stevens lost his life serving his country. >> we gather to celebrate the immense accomplishments that this man has made for us. >> reporter: stevens family said they received an outpouring of support from around the world including letters from the libyan people. >> my name is chris ste veps and i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. >> reporter: stevens made this video to introduce himself to libyans just four months earlier. his death is at the center of an international investigation. at the memorial service friends and family remember the good times. his younger brother tom said he was a hu
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
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Oct 31, 2012 12:00pm EDT
later today. we have a report now from atlantic city. >> reporter: president obama will be getting a firsthand tour today of the massive damage sandy inflicted on new jersey. along the jersey shore, the superstorm washed away the pier at seaside heights leaving ferris wheels and roller coasters in the ocean. >> to see the steel you structures lying in the ocean, it gives you an idea how powerful the storm with us. >> reporter: the new jersey governor chris christie will ask the president for help rebuilding the beaches. >> we'll do what we can to rebuild as quickly as we can. >> reporter: cuisine foes are losing about $5 million a day. regulators plan to visit each casino today before deciding when they can reopen. the destruction is widespread across new jersey. in hoboken, streets are flooded. more than two million people across the state are without power and new jersey's transit system is not running. analysts estimate sandy will cost $50 billion in damages and lost business, but there are signs the region is on the road to recovery. buses in new york city are running. the stock
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Oct 15, 2012 4:00am EDT
the sun got in the way. the wing span almost clipped buildings and trees. the city had already cut down 400 trees and raised 100 power lines to give the five story shuttle enough room yet dodging space junk is apparently easier than ducking power poles. more trees were trimmed. the shuttle lost more time when a scheduled maintenance stop stretch from two hours to five. then came the final stretch. the shuttle shuffled down martin luther king, jr. boulevard, navigating historic pine trees. in a city where three face of street closures are as welcomed as a bad rash, all of l.a. seemed to rally behind this lengthy shuttle "endeavour." it arrived without a single scratch. now after 2300 miles in orbit, it's final mission is now complete. ben tracey, cbs news, los angeles. >>> and straight ahead your monday morning weather. and in sports, bronx blow up. new york yankees are steamed after a blown call leads to a tough playoff loss. this is the "cbs morning news". only six degrees separate the body temperature of chocolate lovers from the melting point of chocolate. so when you take hersh
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Oct 10, 2012 5:00am EDT
new new york city alone. it's been not the greatest of years for wall street. >> you're back in the next half- hour with what? >> i am. it is about to get a lot easier to get a cab in the area. we'll talk about a new app that is launching today and we're going to have the first interview on this topic. >> cool. >> an app for everything. >>> still ahead, 5:08 now. the death of a reporter in virginia is now being investigated as a murder. >> another high profile potomac resident is in hot water for cutting down trees on their own property. we'll explain why when we come back. >>> 10 after 5:00 on this wednesday morning. we've got clouds out there. some patchy fog and some spotty drizzle as well. overall it's going to be a decent wednesday around here. here's your day planner. again the early clouds. they'll be gone pretty quickly. by lunch time sunny and 64. 69 degrees at 3:00 with a high this afternoon of 71 and a 6:00 p.m. temp still not bad at all at 67. i'll be back in five minutes looking ahead toward the upcoming weekend. right now here's monika with timesaver traffic. >>> a pos
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Oct 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
launches here in d.c., itself first city in the u.s. to get the popular system from europe. you heard how the system works first this morning right here on 9news now. >> press the button and then you see all the taxis around you. the first one accepts your request. you can follow on the screen when the taxi is arriving, where the taxi is at and you have a countdown showing you when to go outside so you don't have to wait in the rain. >> the app is free for smartphones. riders won't pay any more for their fares than the standard rate. cabbies will pay 99 cents a ride starting next year. >>> if you bought a new white or silver car this year, our tea good company. those have been the top vehicle color choices. 22% of cars and trucks built for the 2012 model year have white paint. silver at 20%. black in third place followed by gray and red. and if you love beer, this news is for you. out of 150 countries studied, it takes the least amount of time to earn a beer in the united states. swiss bank ubs says it takes americans just five minutes on the job to earn a beer. that works out to be -- if
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Oct 13, 2012 8:00am EDT
through the kansas city area. here's what you should plan on. you'll catch a lot of rain, one to three inches from des moines down to norman, oklahoma into dallas. there's a possibility for large hail, isolated tornado. we're in that time of air where air masses are clashing. the rainfall is a definite for you. large hail, the isolated tornadoes, that would be a classification of severe weather and national weather service saying it's a slight chance for your day today. be on alert, possibility of something churning up out there but the rainfall plan on it. that's a quick look at a portion of the country. here's a closer look at your weather for the weekend. >> make it a happy saturday everybody. rebecca, anthony over to you guys. >> leon panetta says the u.s. is facing a threat equivalent to 9/11. it will be carried out by computer. he describes a cyber pearl harbor. david martin has the story. >> reporter: u.s. officials say a cyber attack against the world's largest oil producer has been traced to hackers inside iran. another volley in an increasingly high stakes war going on in cyb
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Oct 15, 2012 6:30pm EDT
has made her way back from the swat valley to the capital city of islamabad and, liz, i wonder: what's the general reaction in pakistan to this terrible shooting? >> well, the viciousness of the attack has prompted universal outrage from women's groups, from clerics, and certainly from politicians. there have even been some protests. but nothing like the numbers that come out for other causes. for example, to protest against u.s. drone strikes. it may be because the whole subject of girls' education is controversial. it's estimated that only 22% of girls in rural areas even finish primary school. >> pelley: elizabeth, thanks very much. the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks went before a military tribunal today on the u.s. naval base at guantanamo bay, cuba. khalid sheikh mohammed and four co-defendants are charged with conspiracy and nearly 3,000 counts of murder. the defendants sat quietly today, in contrast to when they disrupted the proceedings with protests last time. this was a pre-trial hearing today. the trial itself won't start at least for another year. th
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Oct 19, 2012 6:00am EDT
city. >> today both candidates bring the battle to the commonwealth. >> kristin fisher is live from the satellite center with more on the race for the white house. 17 days until election day kristin? >> reporter: wow, hard to believe and hard to believe it was just two nights ago that we wahed these two men go at it in one of the most heated debates in modern presidential history. and they'll be back at it again today. president obama will be at george mason university in fairfax. mitt romney in abingdon, virginia. but last night they were friendly. funny, mitt romney made fun of his stiff public persona. while the president poked at hiss poor performance during the first debate. yes, i think this is what voters want to see a bit more of right? now, this dinner, the al smith dinner, it's been a tradition for presidential candidates ever since world war ii. the fancy affair in midtown, manhattan and both candidates were wearing white ties and tails. something that romney said made him feel quite comfortable. >> but it's nice to finally relax and to wear what ann and i wear around the
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Oct 15, 2012 5:00pm EDT
little later in sports we take a depth look at how this one run is captivating a team and its city. >> i thought it might be captivating mike shanahan enough to get him to smile or something, but apparently not in the cards this time. that is okay. thank you. when rg3 broke loose and ran for that touchdown and then leaped into the stands yesterday at fedex, he leapt into the arms of the jones family of owings mills. that whole thing was captured on national television and our own bruce johnson tracked them down today to find out how their lives were affected by becoming the center of so much attention. >> like a lot of people, you see this shot and you say i wonder if near all related. they are. -- they're all related. they are. like a lot of us, they were waiting for something to cheer about at these home games. >> rg3 is going to outrace everybody! >> when rg3 took off toward the end zone sunday to seal the team's first home victory in a year, the jones family was waiting with their arms stretched out to meet him. >> all i could think of was he's coming right at us. we're going t
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Oct 25, 2012 12:00pm EDT
hatteras and elizabeth city. this is the concern beyond that. the turn to the northwest is what we're looking at. and the center of the potential path brings it over toward new jersey potentially as we get into tuesday ternoon, tuesday evening. so new york, long island would get that. we'de on the weaker side. we're still inthat cone of uncertainty. if this thing tracks a little farther west, a little farther southwest, that would up our threat potential. we're going to watch it. it's very close to comfort levels or noncomfort levels. we'll be tracking this for the rest of the week and the weekend with the very latest on every newscast and online. jc, back to you. >> thank you very much, huward. >>> sand -- howard. >>> sandy's effects are being felt along the southern coast of the united states. danielle nottingham has more from melbourne, florida where residents are bracing for the worst. >> reporter: hurricane sandy kicked off powerful waves and rip currents off florida's atlantic coast. residents are preparing for tropical storm force wind and possible flooding as the hurricane mov
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Oct 23, 2012 12:00pm EDT
biggest decline since june 1. >>> good washington go the way of new york city and ban the sale of sugary drinks? several members of the d.c. council say they'd support it. kristin fisher has more from outside of the home of the big gulp 7-left gln this is not -- 7-eleven. >> this is not right. >> reporter: just mentioning sugary drink bans enough to set off this store owner. how is it going to affect your business? >> big time. >> reporter: it's not a done deal. not even close. no action of any kind has been taken by the d.c. council but according to wtop, during the recent at large debate, two current council members said they would vote to ban the sale of large sugary drinks. new york city has already banned the sale of sugary drinks over 16 ounces. that's the size of 7-eleven's gulp, the smallest in the big gulp family. so in new york, the big gulp is already banned ant don't even think -- and don't even think about the whopping 64 ounce double gulp. >> i never even drink half of the big gulp. it would be fine with me. >> reporter: supporters say the ban could help curb obesity and di
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Oct 29, 2012 4:30am EDT
hour making landfall south of atlantic city. don't fixate so much on where it makes landfall. we have tropical storm winds which extend 400-plus miles from the center. hurricane force winds extend about a hundred plus or so miles give or take from the center. that is tremendous. it's the right side of the storm to the jersey coast,up to new york. i think it's raritan bay, the south shore of long island, they've evacuated 375,000 people from the new york area for good reason. for us we're still going to be dealing with a storm with potentially 75 mile an hour winds tuesday morning near philly and up toward central pennsylvania. what does this mean for us? it means we could have gusts today to 50. tonight's gusts could be 60, 65, maybe 70 miles an hour. stronger gusts closer toward the center and lighter south and west but it's such a broad wind field that all of us will see very windy conditions. we're all under a high wind warning till tomorrow evening. that is snow that is falling in the higher elevations of west virginia. there could be more than a foot of wind-driven snow. the east
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Oct 24, 2012 7:00pm EDT
a marriage license at city hall saying they're worthy of death is very inappropriate. >> reporter: inflamed passions have included this prince george's county police captain irene hukkins who hopes to marry her partner in maryland and sent an e-mail blast saying this type of defensive behavior will not fly in maryland. >> those who practice such things are deserving of death. >> reporter: meanwhile pastor robert anderson has not responded to requests for interviews to explain his worthy of death comments about same sex marriage. scott broom, 9 news now. >> late today derek mccoy issued a written statement that says, "any attempt to imply that dr. anderson's reading of scripture was a call to harm gays and lesbians was false and serves as a distraction from the real issues of this campaign." anderson says his group is committed to the dignity and respect of all people, but that marriage is reserved for one man and one woman. >>> tomorrow supporters and opponents of that same sex marriage referendum plan to rally at galludet university in d.c., but this time they're both planning to
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Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm EDT
from the crowd in kansas city. >> that's an accomplishment. >> that is a real accomplishment accomplishment. i think baseball blew the schedule on this playing on the road but anyway, we are excited. >> can't you tell? >> 91 wins is -- 98 wins is great. they'll have to finish it on the road and come back here. >>> i'm excited about saturday. it's sunday i have a lot of concerns about. we have a big shot of cool air headed this way. here's a look at the day planner for the rest of this afternoon. we have temperatures which will be climbing into the low #s on. some spot -- low 80s. some spots maybe 83, 84. partly sunny conditions here and a little more sun as the afternoon wears on. tonight we're down to 70 by 9:00 dipping into the 50s in the suburbs with low 60s in d.c. showers around this morning. even a little bit of drizzle but you'll notice these are a lot of high clouds coming back almost to garrett county now and the rain showers generally south and east of us. a couple down here by richmond. they could still clip areas in southern maryland and the eastern shore. temps a
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Oct 18, 2012 1:35am EDT
thought he was going to carry out an attack in new york city today. we carry out the reaction who says the timing of this bust no coincidence. kenny. >> reporter: the arrest according to one cia officer may be playing into current day politics, especially coming off the heels of the attack on our embassy. this is the man federal investigators claim wanted to kill americans. 21-year-old quazi mohammad rezwanul ansan nafis came to the u.s. from bangladesh on a student visa but according to authorities his real intention was to carry out a terrorist attack. agents pretending to be al qaeda arranged meetings where they planned the attack with a fake bomb. >> he was motivated by al qaeda. >> reporter: he was accused of driving a van with a 1,000-pound bomb to the federal reserve bank in manhattan. he then allegedly tried to detonate the bomb. as planned, it didn't work and he was arrested putting an end to the sting operation. >> he was thinking with his heart, not his head. this was another example of the fbi of doing an effective job of undercover operations. >> reporter: but an expert, t
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Oct 14, 2012 1:35am EDT
district's troubled past. today city leaders unveiled the plan to transform the old st. elizabeth hospital grounds into a mecca of commerce, dining and culture in ward 8. it's one of the city's poorest areas with unemployment above 50% in some neighborhoods. mayor barry says the development is long overdue. >> for so long the d.c. government promised and didn't deliver. but now we've got a mayor who believes in delivering. we've got a council member and a council believes in delivering. but delivering to who? the people. >> to have options that we no longer have, and i do work in ward 8 and there are very few food optionness ward 8, so we're excited about that. looking forward to it. >> the st. elizabeth development is expected to bring hundreds of jobs to ward 8 residents. the plan also includes sustainable features such as reuse of reclaimed wood and harvesting rainwater to use for restrooms. >>> just ahead on 9 news now this saturday night, tough night for the groom when his bachelor party sinks. we'll explain. >>> oh, it's awesome. it's so big, too. i can't believe it's going
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Oct 17, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >> reporter: hundreds of people filled san francisco's city hall to honor u.s. ambassador chris stevens, one of four americans killed last month when terrorists attack the u.s. consulate in benghazi. friends, family, dignitaries and members of the public came to remember their hometown hero. he grew up in the bay area and went to college at nearby berkley. >> he had a very challenging job, always came home. >> reporter: the lifelong bachelor served as a diplomat in the middle east and first went to libya in 2007. he returned last year and worked with rebels who would overthrow mao mar qaddafi. former secretary of state george schultz said he lost his life serving his country. >> we're here to celebrate the immense accomplishments this man has made for us. >> reporter: stevens' family said they received an outpouring of support from around the world including letters from the libyan people. >> he built the bridge between libya and the united states. >> my name is chris stevens and i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. >> reporter: stevens made this video to introduce himself to l
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Oct 25, 2012 11:00pm EDT
city or further north. now we have winds of 15 to 25 miles per hour. rain, just showers. don't see any flooding with scenario two. scenario three, now we're tracking it a little further south, northeast pennsylvania and northern new jersey, winds of 20 to 40, rain, perhaps an inch or less. scenario four, a 25% chance, it goes into northeast maryland or southeast pennsylvania. this could be a disaster. 40 to 70-mile-per-hour winds, two to four inches of rain. this is generally the circle of where most of the damage would occur, and that would include pretty much the entire metro area. we haven't talked about it yet but it is possible in the mountains above about 2,000 feet west of the divide, and in the allegheny mountains north in pennsylvania they could even get some snow on the back side of this storm. that's the way it looks. again, scenario four not so good. any questions about the scenario? >> so a one in four chance of the scenario happening that we really don't want. when would you be able to tell us whether or not that's going to be a reality? >> i think when you have a tro
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Oct 15, 2012 11:00pm EDT
nickname. the catch, the music city miracle, whatever. so the run. 76 yards in 67 or 7 can -- 6 or 7 seconds for the touchdown and suddenly redskins can stop hoping and start believing that this rg3 guy, he's the real deal. when he's playing well, there is nobody this team can't beat, and then finally when the booth announcers say somebody's got to make a play, everybody knows that that somebody wears number 10 in burgundy and gold. anita? >> and giddy. i was giddy watching that, honestly. >> it was scary at first. oh, he's going to run again. >> we don't want him to get hit, right? >> go, go, go. >> giddy. >> it is the real deal. >>> we are looking at a little bit cooler air tonight. for a cold front in october, this is not so bad. pretty nice tomorrow. nothing like last friday when we had the big cold front come in. a live look outside, it is our michael and son weather cam. high was 72. the low so far today is the current temperature of 60. a dew point has fallen back into the 40s. the winds northwest at 12. the front has been through us for a few hours now. the pressure is still
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Oct 9, 2012 4:00am EDT
relief from tough headaches. >>> here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. occasional rain in new york, 60. showers in miami, 88. sun and clouds in los angeles, 74. let's check your national forecast. an offshore storm brings rain up the east coast to maine. a cold front swings through the great lakes region. it will be dry in the west and south except for a few showers and thunderstorms in southern florida. >>> in sports this morning, the orioles put the heat back on the yankees in the american league division series. at first, what a move at home by ichi ichi ichiro. in the third, chris davis with a rocket to right to tie the series. alan craig goes solo hitting one deep to left. carlos beltran hit two monster blasts. the third time he's homered twice in the postseason. the cardinals even the national league division series at one game each. in football, the jets made a game of it against the texans. matt schaub it look easy on the first drive, tossing a 34-yard touchdown pass to wide open daniels. mark sanchez came back with a score. joe mcknight electry
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Oct 25, 2012 1:35am EDT
in the same city. >> safe to say they're more than friends true to the research, she think it is rest of her guy friends are just that. >> do you think any of them are attracted to you. >> i don't know. i haven't asked them. >> well, the new study says they probably are. >> well, too bad for them i guess. >> back to jake now who think it is study is spot on. >> i mean i think that is the real thing. and there are women who i have been friend with who i was also tracted to. but it is really refreshing to be around women and not have a sexual tension. >> but you know you are sitting here next to this girl that you are interested in so you have to say that; right? >> yes, i understand that. that's true. >> to sum it autopsy, we go back to -- up we go back to maybe the ultimate video clip and it is not the show with the name because they were all hooking up. >> so you are saying that a man can be friends with a woman he finds unattractive. >> now, you want to nail him too. >> i have to laugh. sorry. we asked you what you thought and here are the tweets. mr. terrificpants. i did did n
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Oct 31, 2012 1:35am EDT
damage caused by sandy. new york city took a punch to the gut. a storm surge that sent a 14- foot wall of water crashing into lower manhattan. not just flooded streets and buildings, flooded tunnels and subway lines. winds so fierce they ripped the front right off a building in manhattan and they fueled a ferocious fire in breezy point queens. 80 homes reduced to ashes. a power plant exploding. lights out to a quarter million people. and to one of the most famous skylines in the world. tonight, new york is starting to get back on its feet. those floodwaters are receding. most bridges in and out of the big apple are back open. and full bus service resumes tomorrow in manhattan. but the subway still days from reopening. and tens of thousands of homes and businesses still with no lights. the death toll in new york city at least 18. that crane that nearly came down in the wind? mayor bloomberg says it's stable for now and crews will have to put up another crane to bring that one down. >> for now, the crane still dangles over west 57. you can see it there behind me. normally this is one of the
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Oct 16, 2012 4:00am EDT
nicoderm cq. >>> here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. in new york, partly sunny, 6 2 degrees. chicago, partly sunny, 67. dallas, partly sunny 80. los angeles, partly sunny, 90. and now for a check of today's national forecast. showers will linger across most of the northeast. sunny, breezy weather will stretch from the mid-atlantic states through most of the south. most of the nation's midsection will be warm and windy. heavy windy will soak the northwest. >>> on the "cbs moneywatch" report, kindle customers might have a refund coming to them. ashley morrison is here in new york with that and more. good morning, ashley. >> good morning to you. stocks in asia rallied this morning on hopes that spain will ask for a bailout in the coming weeks to activate the european central bank's bond buying scheme. tokyo's nikkei added 1 1/2%. consumer spending was modestly higher for a second consecutive month. retail sales rose just over 1% in september. part of the increase was due to economists warn that if those .- prices continue to rise, consumers could cut back. >>
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